Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour I, Paris

The capital of France is made up of 20 administrative districts, commonly referred to as “arrondissements”. The 1st arrondissement of Paris sits mainly on the right bank of the River Seine and is one of the city's oldest, smallest and least populated areas. It is home to some of Paris's major landmarks, while the remainder of it is taken up by business and administration offices. On this tour you will visit Place du Châtelet, La Conciergerie, Le Palais Royal, Musée du Louvre and many other notable attractions.
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Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour I Map

Guide Name: Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour I
Guide Location: France » Paris (See other walking tours in Paris)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 15
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: karen
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Musée du Louvre

1) Musée du Louvre (must see)

The Musée du Louvre is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited museum in the world, and a historic monument. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are still visible. The Musée du Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments with more than 60,600 m2 (652,000 sq ft) dedicated to the permanent...   view more
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Louvre Pyramid

2) Louvre Pyramid (must see)

The Louvre Pyramid is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoleon) of the Louvre Palace in Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Completed in 1989, it has become a landmark of the city of Paris. Commissioned by the President of France François Mitterrand in 1984, it was designed by the architect I. M. Pei. The structure, which was constructed entirely with glass segments, reaches a height of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Palais-Royal

3) Palais-Royal (must see)

The Palais-Royal, originally called the Palais-Cardinal, is a palace and an associated garden located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Facing the Place du Palais-Royal, it stands opposite the north wing of the Louvre, and its famous forecourt, screened with columns and, since 1986, containing Daniel Buren's site-specific art-piece, Les Deux Plateaux, known as Les Colonnes de Buren. Originally, the Palais Cardinal was the residence of Cardinal Richelieu, who had hired the architect...   view more
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Louvre des Antiquaires

4) Louvre des Antiquaires

The Universal Exhibition of 1855 prompted Napoleon III to build in Paris a hotel fit to accommodate international guests. Thus, the Hôtel du Louvre, with 700 rooms and a huge number of stores, came into being on Palais-Royal square. Grands Magasins du Louvre was like an immense trading post with continuous activity going on throughout the year within its fifty-two departments and many counters. Special theme exhibitions were held here on a regular basis. At one point, the Palais-Royal hall had...   view more
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Louvre gift shop

5) Louvre gift shop

What to buy here: Museum Art Books are a perfect gift for those friends of yours who are really jealous that you were able to walk through Rodin’s gardens, explore the Louvre, and experience the Musee D’Orsay. Don’t worry, you can buy a book or print at a museum gift stores and bring some of your museum experience back to loved ones. If you buy at the museum gift store, plan to spend around 20 euro for a book and 5 euro for a print. Louvre gift shop, bottom floor: Musée du Louvre, 75001...   view more
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Galerie Véro-Dodat

6) Galerie Véro-Dodat

Dating back to the year of 1823, Galerie Véro-Dodat is considered the world's oldest mall. The mall features a neoclassic architectural style and glass-covered arcades. It is a place that houses dozens of artsy boutiques where you can find antique furniture pieces and different accessories. Galerie Véro-Dodat is filled with mostly high-caliber, designer boutiques and antique shops, among them are two Christian Louboutin stores, the women's Paris flagship boutique, and the...   view more
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Saint-Eustache Church

7) Saint-Eustache Church

Saint-Eustache lies in the heart of the city of Paris and at the first glance it strongly resembles Notre-Dame de Paris but it definitely has an eclectic design that features both Renaissance and a classic Gothic design. The present building of the Church of St Eustace (French: L’église Saint-Eustache) was built between 1532 and 1632. Situated at the entrance to Paris's ancient markets (Les Halles) and the beginning of rue Montorgueil, St Eustace's is considered a masterpiece of...   view more
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Lovin'

8) Lovin'

What to buy here: Wine: France is almost always the largest wine producer in the world (with the exception of one or two years when it came second to Spain). With over 56 varieties of grapes, wines are a cultural pillar for France and a great souvenir to bring home. You can buy a variety of wines from grocery stores, for example, this cost effective Chateau la Vaisinerre’s red wine from 2009 and the winner of the silver medal Paris 2011 awards for around 15 euro a bottle. If you want something...   view more
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Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois

9) Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois

Located at the center of Paris, by the Seine and near the Louvre, this former parish of the kings of France is generally regarded as the Church of the Louvre. Founded in the 7th century, it was rebuilt many times over several centuries, revealing several mixtures of style, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance. The most striking exterior feature is the porch, by Jean Gaussel (1435-39), with a rose window, and a balustrade above which encircles the whole church. Among the treasures preserved inside are a...   view more
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Pont Neuf

10) Pont Neuf (must see)

The Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris, France. Its name, which was given to distinguish it from older bridges that were lined on both sides with houses, has remained. Standing by the western point of the Île de la Cité, the island in the middle of the river that was the heart of medieval Paris, it connects the Rive Gauche of Paris with the Rive Droite. The bridge is composed of two separate spans, one of five arches joining the left bank to the Île de la...   view more
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La Sainte-Chapelle

11) La Sainte-Chapelle

La Sainte-Chapelle ("The Holy Chapel") is a Gothic chapel on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. It is perhaps the high point of the full tide of the rayonnante period of Gothic architecture. The Sainte-Chapelle, the palatine chapel in the courtyard of the royal palace on the Île de la Cité, was built to house precious relics: Christ's crown of thorns, the Image of Edessa and thirty other relics of Christ that had been in the possession of Louis IX since August...   view more
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La Conciergerie

12) La Conciergerie (must see)

La Conciergerie, formerly a royal palace and prison, is set on the island, called Île de la Cité, in the middle of the river Seine in Paris. King Philippe IV chose the location in the early 14th century to build a palace to symbolize his power. The palace was used by the Paris parliament and administration and had the first public clock in the country, installed around 1370. The place owes its name to a concierge who was nominated by the king to maintain law and order in the city. In 1391, the...   view more
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Place du Châtelet

13) Place du Châtelet

The Place du Châtelet is a public square in Paris, on the right bank of the river Seine. It lies at the north end of the Pont au Change, a bridge that connects the Île de la Cité, near the Palais de Justice and the Conciergerie, to the right bank. The name "Châtelet" refers to the stronghold, the Grand Châtelet, that guarded the northern end of the Pont au Change, containing the offices of the prévôt de Paris and a number of prisons, until it was demolished in 1802-10. At the...   view more
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Pharmacie des Archives

14) Pharmacie des Archives

What to buy here: Nail Polish at a Pharmacy. Pharmacies carry a lot of high-end beauty products from Chanel and Lancome makeup to the brand La Prairie. A great gift for a teenage girl would be to ask the clerk what the best colors this season are and buy an Yves Saint Laurent or Chanel nail polish. Pharmacies are on almost every street corner in Paris, so don’t go out of your way searching for them, they are unavoidable. Expect to pay around 7-20 euro.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30...   view more
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La Maison Du Savon de Marseille

15) La Maison Du Savon de Marseille

What to buy here: Soap from Marseille (Savon de Marseille). Savon de Marseille has been around for around 600 years, the first recorded soap maker worked in the year 1370. Savon de Marseille soaps are almost all made with natural oils, most commonly; olive oil, and many are still made by hand. These soaps are great for dry skin and have some amazing natural scents. I brought soap home as gifts this last year and my family and friends loved it. These are also great to have on hand for those...   view more

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Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour I

Elysee (8th Arr) Walking Tour I

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The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution had a huge impact on France's history as it gave rise to a radical democratic republic and resulted in violence during the Reign of Terror. A lot of Paris' buildings were damaged beyond repair in the course of the Revolution. The sites they occupied are of a great historical value now. This guide is to highlight the landmarks of the French Revolution that remain.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Top Paris Museums

Top Paris Museums

The following tour comprises a few great museums situated along the Seine. As France has a rich historic past and a vast cultural background, there are a lot of museums exhibiting collections that prove that. You can visit some of them by taking the suggested walking tour presented below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
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Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the 2nd arrondissement, together with the adjacent 8th and 9th arrondissements, hosts an important business district, centred on the Paris Opéra. The area contains the former Paris Bourse (stock exchange), the Garnier Opera House and the famous Fragonard Perfume Museum.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Pantheon (5th Arr) Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
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This tour takes you to explore the 6th or so-called Luxembourg arrondissement, one of the most expensive districts of Paris, home to posh boutiques, eateries and iconic cafes once favored by legendary writers, the likes of Hemingway and Camus. The area is particularly renowned for its unique architecture, rich history, and deeply rooted intellectual tradition. On this tour you will visit Jardin du Luxembourg, Le Palais de Luxembourg, Saint-Sulpice Church and other notable sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

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